Commissioning & Planning Officer

Commissioning & Planning Officer

Clerk Grade 7/8

Department of Communities and Justice

Location: Queanbeyan

About us

The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) commenced on 1 July 2019 and is the lead agency which forms the Stronger Communities Cluster. The new department brought together the former departments of Family and Community Services (FACS) and Justice.

We provide services to better work together to support everyone's right to access justice and other help for families, and promote early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community.

Stronger Communities brings all government services targeted at achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities under one roof.

About the role/ About the Opportunity

The Commissioning and Planning Officer will be part of a motivated Southern NSW team working to improve the supply of community services across Queanbeyan – Palerang and Snowy Monaro.  Role purpose is to facilitate engagement with the human services sector and local communities to improve supply of services, whilst building collaborative relationships with funded service providers and developing avenues for contract management that directly contribute to better outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.

This is an ongoing fulltime role in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.

A Recruitment Pool may be created to fill similar roles for both ongoing and temporary opportunities if and as they arise.

What we can offer you/Benefits

  • Location: Queanbeyan
  • Clerk/Grade 7/8
  • Salary range ($97,152 – $107,541) pa plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • 4 weeks annual leave per year of service
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices
  • Opportunities for learning and development and Internal career progression

Essential Requirements

The Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 requires persons engaged in children related work to have Working with Children clearances.

If successful in this role you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check clearance number prior to commencing in the role. To obtain further information and to apply for a WWCC clearance. Please click here.

Appointments are subject to reference checks and a National Criminal Record Check in accordance with DCJ policy and the Disability Inclusion Act 2014.

How to apply

Submit a covering letter (2 pages maximum) which includes a response to the two (2) targeted questions below

Provide an example of where you have lead a collaboration/negotiation with a range of stakeholders to achieve a change or positive outcome in service delivery or outcomes. How did you facilitate their diverse opinions to achieve the best possible outcomes? Detail your experience in monitoring and evaluating service or program performance to ensure that service delivery met client need. How did you improve quality, leverage performance and support service responsiveness?


To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods.

This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

You may also be asked to complete a Health Declaration Form in later stages of the assessment process.

Find out more

Click here to view the role description.

For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here

Please submit your application online including the information outlined above.

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact Tina Baker on P: 02 9765 5***.

Closing date: Wednesday 30 September 2020 @11.59pm

For enquiries: Kathryn Stonestreet on M: 0437 949 *** E: ***************

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.

DCJ is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and other diversity groups.

DCJ encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed above, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

If you’re looking for general information about our reasonable adjustment process, you can email ***************

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

Pre-screening Questions on Success Factors (The following question/s will be mandatory as part of the Application process).

Please indicate your preference to be recognised as an Indigenous Australian (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander)

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